Even EA says it doesn’t consider the Wii U to be a true next-generation console.
The Wii mini took the industry by surprise this week, and it has polarized the industry.
Editor’s Pick Windows 8 gaming looks like it will be a success, but the jury is still out on Windows Phone 8 games.
Our GamesBeat team is exhausted after five days of covering the biggest show for game developers in San Francisco. Here’s a day-by-day roundup of the major stories that we wrote from the Game Developers Conference this week. We’ve also thrown in stories from Microsoft’s pre-GDC press event. As you can see, it was a busy week for game news.
Alex St. John is back. The former president of social network Hi5 sold off the struggling service to Tagged in December. But now he is starting a new site, Magi.com, that uses many of the same ideas that were meant to boost social games on Hi5.
We’re seeing some social network consolidation happening: Tagged has acquired Hi5. The move will double Tagged’s online community from 10 million to 20 million active users.
Editor's Pick To mark the 10th anniversary of Microsoft’s Xbox, VentureBeat’s lead games writer Dean Takahashi wrote an epic two-part story on the history of the video game console. The articles were a huge hit with VentureBeat readers, but we thought the depth and breadth of Dean’s reporting was worthy of a of a full book.
Social network Hi5 has cut 28 jobs after completing a migration from open source servers to ones based on Microsoft’s .Net software. The move was part of a larger plan to shift the social network toward social gaming and commerce.